All information from the Reef Ecologic website:
WHITSUNDAYS PUBLIC ART CONSULTATION BEGINS
As part of the Whitsundays Public Art and Reef Recovery Project, we are proposing to install artistic sculptures/installations in the Whitsundays region. Between February 27 and March 29 we will be undertaking public consultation as part of the GBRMPA permitting process. Our full Whitsundays Public Consultation Package can be downloaded HERE. We appreciate any comments or feedback that can help us guide this project to enhance the socio-economic and ecological values of the Great Barrier Reef.
REEF RESTORATION UPDATE
On 17 January, 2019 Reef Ecologic undertook a maintenance and monitoring visit to the coral nurseries at Blue Pearl and Manta Ray Bay in the Whitsundays. The purpose was to check on the condition and health of both the coral nursery frames and the corals themselves.
Tasks completed include
- Quantifying survival of all coral colonies (90%)
- Assessing the condition of the coral nursery frames (good)
- Cleaning of coral nurseries (ropes, tables, frames, attachments, floats and signs)
- Installing or repairing research signs.
- Establishing repeat photopoint monitoring stations for each nursery
- Read Summary report HERE
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Reef Ecologic welcome public consultation on the Whitsunday Reef Recovery and Public Art Project.Public consultation is a regulatory process by which the public’s input on matters affecting them is sought. Its main goals are in improving the efficiency, transparency and public involvement in large-scale projects or laws and policies.
It usually involves notification (to publicise the matter to be consulted on), consultation (a two-way flow of information and opinion exchange) as well as participation (involving interest groups).